Meet the Speaker: Anna Marrs, President, Global Commercial Services, American Express

Anna Marrs is the President of Global Commercial Services at American Express, responsible for the company’s businesses devoted to serving small, mid-sized, large and global companies around the world. American Express’ commercial products are designed to help customers gain insights into their business spending, improve accounts payable controls, create business efficiencies and cost savings, and reward their spending.

Prior to joining American Express in September 2018, Anna was the head of Standard Chartered’s Commercial and Private Banking divisions globally, leading the bank’s mid-sized corporate banking and high-net-worth individual businesses in 20 markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She joined the bank as Group Head of Strategy and Corporate Development in 2012.

Prior to her time at Standard Chartered, Anna was a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Banking Practice. Before joining McKinsey in 2003, she was the CEO of a financial information company based in London. She started her career at D. E. Shaw, a New York-based investment firm.

As an Officer of American Express, she serves as one of a group of 15 senior leaders working with the Chief Executive Officer to develop the strategic direction of the company.  In addition, Anna serves as co-chair of the International Advisory Board for the non-profit organization British American Business.  In 2013, Anna was also honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Anna holds an MBA from London Business School and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Chicago.

Anna lives in New York with her husband and two children.